Index of Persons

Surname index

This family history and local (Thirsk, North Yorkshire, England) information exists as a repository of information about part of my own family and those they associated with during their lifetimes. Some of the information not published elsewhere (and I'm only setting out to publish that which is not already widely available) may be of interest.

Many important figures are ignored, and some unimportant issues receive disproportionate attention. It isn't meant to be another history of Thirsk; rather an idiosyncratic collection of items that interested me from an individual perspective. Not all the comments are reverent. Particular scorn is reserved for some of my own ancestors. Hopefully, odd characters ignored by the histories of Thirsk will find a proper place here.

It isn't finished, nor could it ever be, but material does get added or corrected on occasion.

Corrections, further information, suggestions and comments to

Special effort has been taken to exclude information about living people - name apart.

Thomas Allestree (____ - BEF 2002)
Judith Alleyne (____ - BEF 2002)
Ashworth J Anderson (BEF 1860 - BEF 2002)
George Anderson (BEF 1860 - Mar 1906)
Joachim Andrade (Chevalier) (Mar 1756 - 6 Mar 1817)
Marie Teresa Andrade (4 Aug 1799 - 4 May 1860)
George Attwood (Reverend) (____ - AFT 1879)
George Ayre (ABT 1833 - Oct 1880)
William Ayre (BEF 1860 - BEF 2002)
Rachel Bagshaw (____ - BEF 2002)
Thomas Bagshaw (____ - 1649)
Thomas Bagshaw (____ - 1721)
George Richardson Baker (BEF 1860 - BEF 2002)
John Gilbert Baker (BEF 1860 - BEF 2002)
Adam Carlisle Bamlett (ABT 1835 - AFT 1910)
Anne Barker (____ - ____)
Charles Barker (____ - ____)
Charles Leslie Barker (AFT 1901 - BEF 2002)
David Boston Barker (____ - ____)
Debora Elizabeth Barker (____ - ____)
Edward Michael Barker (____ - ____)
John Rymer Barker (____ - ____)
Joyce Barker (ABT 1898 - BEF 2002)
Laurence Hector Barker (ABT 1900 - BEF 1990)
Richard John Barker (Dr) (____ - ____)
Ruth Yvonne Barker (____ - ____)

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Copyright Edward Barker 2002 - Copying, reproduction or modification only permitted with his express permission.

These pages are not likely to move from so you are welcome to link to them. Equally, if you have extensive information about one of the topics or family lines I would be pleased to link to your pages. If you only have a few names and birth or death dates I will seek to replicate the information here and refer to you as a source. I'm not setting out to add many more individuals to this website, but rather to hang the information contained in the original documents I hold around them.

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Comment December 2002

The information about the early Bells of Thirsk isn't quite there. I have copies of 4 fundamentally different family trees - hopefully some sense will be possible - any further information is very welcome.